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Solar Energy in Foster City, CA

Solar Energy in Foster City

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Solar Panels in Foster City

Solar panels in Foster City that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Foster City

The total length of the day in Foster City, CA today (June 20, 2019) will be 14 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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Foster City, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Foster City, CA

Solar Energy Data in Foster City, CA

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in Foster City.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for Foster City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Foster City

Based on historical Foster City, CA data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Foster City. [1]

Foster City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Foster City that are always titled at the latitude of Foster City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

Solar Radiation Levels in Foster City

Solar Radiation Data in Foster City, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Foster City.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for Foster City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Foster City

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Solar Power Comparison: Foster City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Foster City

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Foster City solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Data & Statistics for Foster City

Sunrise / Sunset in Foster City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:47 pm
    • Sunset: 3:33 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Foster City

Best Months for Solar in Foster City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (7.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.68 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Foster City

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Foster City, CA at this current time.

However, Foster City is in San Mateo County and San Mateo County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Foster City

The Power of Solar in Foster City, CA

Monthly AC solar system output averages for Foster City (ca). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Foster City. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for Foster City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Foster City

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Cost of Utilities in Foster City

Foster City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Foster City averaged 19.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2019, which was about 50% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.83¢/kWh in March. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Foster City

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Foster City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.64 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2019, which was approximately 44% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.48 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Foster City

Solar Energy Contractors in Foster City

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Foster City, CA.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Foster City

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Foster City, CA.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Foster City

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Foster City, CA.

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Weather Forecast for Foster City, CA [5]

Thu Jun 20
66°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 66°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 33%
Fri Jun 21
59°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 25%
Sat Jun 22
62°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 26%
Sun Jun 23
62°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 63°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 22%
Mon Jun 24
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 61°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 4%
Tue Jun 25
58°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 58°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 81%

More about Foster City

About Foster City

The city of Foster City, CA in San Mateo County has an approximate population of 30,567. [6]

Foster City Solar Power

Foster City, CA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Foster City, CA, or for more solar-related resources for Foster City, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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